59592e1c50877aa4dc5a5a8654aaf332d28e7f42 copyA roadside bomb wounded four Israeli soldiers on the occupied Golan Heights Tuesday, prompting artillery fire into Syria and a sharp warning that Israel would act forcefully to defend itself. The army said one of the soldiers was severely wounded in what was the third such incident in two weeks along Israel’s northern frontier, prompting a blunt warning from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Recently the border with Syria has filled with jihadists and Hezbollah elements, which represents a new threat for the state of Israel,” he said, referring to Lebanon’s powerful Shiite movement, which is fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops. Netanyahu said the ceasefire line in the Golan had remained largely calm, despite the three-year civil war raging in Syria, but that Israel would not hesitate to act in self-defence. MORE